Department Chair

Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 17, 2019
Kimberly Moore
Grade Level
Job Type

Department Chair of Educational Policy Studies (Log # 21-002)
The Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor starting July 2020. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Education Policy, Educational Leadership, Research, Measurement, and Statistics, Social or Cultural Foundations of Education or other closely related field. Georgia State University is an urban public research I institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast.  The Department of Educational Policy Studies, located in the College of Education and Human Development, offers graduate degrees and certificates. The department has a strong reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding research and scholarly productivity, and a diverse student body. Twenty-one tenured/tenure-track faculty and clinical faculty in the department contribute to Georgia State University’s ranking as the second-best undergraduate teaching university by U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2018. Faculty and students collaborate with the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University, the Urban Child Study Center, and the Center for Evaluation and Research Services, among other centers. The department houses The Principals Center, which is a collaborative effort to provide cutting edge professional development for school leaders. Faculty expertise spans research methodologies, critical approaches to educational theory and practice, technology in leadership, and socio-cultural investigations across a wide spectrum of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields of study. Qualifications:  The successful candidate will lead and enhance the research, teaching, and service mission by communicating and collaborating with faculty, staff, and students. Preference will be given to candidates currently at the rank of Professor, however highly qualified applicants at the rank of Associate Professor also will be considered.  Tenure may be granted for qualified candidates.  Candidates should have a demonstrated record in academic leadership, including experience in budgeting and resource allocation, academic program assessment, as well as hiring, developing, and supervising faculty and staff.  A record of excellence in research and scholarship, teaching, and experience with leading diverse scholars is also preferred. 
Responsibilities:  The successful candidate is expected to:
• Report to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
• Represent and advocate for the interests of faculty, staff, and students to the Dean, the University, and communities of interest
• Advance core values of trust, fairness/equity, and accountability, as well as shared departmental commitment to equity, access, success and diversity
• Manage and allocate department budget and resources
• Oversee the growth of the departmental external funding portfolio
• Supervise academic program review
• Oversee the quality of instruction, credit hour production and class assignment
• Evaluate faculty for annual reports and promotion and tenure
• Oversee faculty hiring and development
• Engage in strategic planning for the department and college Applications/Nominations:  Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes evidence of academic leadership, philosophy of leadership and managerial style, and interpersonal strengths, as well as a curriculum vita and a transcript of highest degree earned.  Candidates selected for interviews will also submit three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.  Application materials should be emailed as a PDF file to:
Ms. Kimberly Jovett Moore at with “Educational Policy Studies Chair Application” in the subject line. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Deron Boyles, chair of the search committee, at or (404) 413-8270.  Find more information about the Department of Educational Policy Studies on the Department website ( Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by September 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  Expected start date is July 1, 2020.  Please be advised that, should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.